For *those that have just lost their keys *those that are well-versed *inebriated ones *wanderers *mermaids *those that belong elsewhere *whippersnappers *marvelous ones *those that are not included in this classification *those that flutter because the moment is fleeting *boundless ones *those colored with slippery fingerpaint *others *those that resemble someone I know from a distance

Monday, April 10, 2006

god bless texas

This morning as I approached the drag, there was a curious juxtaposition of religion and politics. There was the preacher standing on the half-wall, hollering something about Jesus, bible in hand, sounding like a carnival barker. "Getchore salvation here! Three tries for a dollar!" There was the fellow calling out "Vote for Kinky!" trying to collect signatures for the petition. There was even a little choir to provide accompaniment for the preacher, although they lacked his fire, approaching meekness. On my way across I got a "Kinky Friedman for Governor 2006" bumper sticker, and on my way back I was the proud recipient of a "God's Simple Plan of Salvation" pamphlet. I think it is the exact same pamphlet I got when I first started college at UT, ten years ago.

God Bless Texas!

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